(1) The studies by Galil (2007) and Hoffman (2014) were mistakenly referenced to support statements on p. 88 in the published study by Israel et al. (2020). (2) The total number of non-indigenous seaweed species (NISS) reported for the whole Mediterranean Sea is indeed somewhat variable, depending on the source, which is not surprising given the small and sometimes cryptic nature of some of the species involved. The date of introduction and total numbers are subject to conjecture; nonetheless, agreed estimates may vary fromas high as 142 species (as calculated for 2020 using the suggested 2-3 new immigrants per year by Zenetos et al. 2012), down to 118 species (Verlaque et al. 2015). (3) Halimeda tuna was first reported as unaccounted for in the Israeli Mediterranean Sea by Hoffman et al. (2008). Unpublished observations thereafter, as reported by Israel et al. (2020) corroborate the statement by Hoffman et al. (2008). The authors apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Aquatic Science
- Plant Science